Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities President & CEO Jonathan C. Zur will be the keynote speaker at the first annual Eastern Virginia Regional Diversity & Inclusion Conference on October 23, 2014 in Chesapeake. Zur will speak on the conference theme of “Leveraging Differences to Achieve Success.” The conference aims to bring together change agents, aspiring business leaders, community leaders, and those who want to improve the bottom line of their business.
The event is being planned by the Hampton Roads Diversity & Inclusion Consortium (formerly the Regional Roundtable), a group created in 2011 to “provide organizations with opportunities to share ideas, resources and lessons learned in our continued efforts to embrace diversity and build inclusive workplaces where diversity of thought and perspective becomes second nature and deeply ingrained in how we do business.”
Other conference speakers include Robert Baker (Alcoa, Inc.), John Bell (Virginia Beach Police Department), Thomas Colclough (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), Ashley Evans (Federal Bureau of Investigation), J.R. Locke, (Hampton University Business Incubator), Joe Siqueira (Cox Communications), and Monica Stahly (Willcox & Savage, P.C.). In addition to interactive breakout workshops, the conference will feature presentations of the Hampton Roads Employer Inclusion and Diversity Initiative (HEIDI) Awards.